Nyack, NY - The Nyack College men's soccer team hosted the Holy Family University Tigers on Saturday afternoon in their CACC opener. The Tigers kept the upper hand with a 2-1 win in overtime.
Holy Family enjoyed the better start into the game making life difficult for the Warriors defense. The Tigers offense was rewared in the 5th minute when a skipped header by Will Stackhouse found Joel Richmond who beat Alvaro Magel one on one. Holy Family kept pressing forward and had a few other good opportunities to increase their lead in the first half but was unable to find the back of the net again.
Nyack came out determined in the second half being more aggressive. The Warriors started to take over and created several good opportunities. In the 62nd minute Mitchell Reed was brought down in the penalty area and Nyack was rewarded a penalty kick. Reed took the penalty kick but was denied by the Tiger's goalkeeper Mark Tobin. Five minutes later a Joshua Schliesing cross found Reed again who was denied again by Tobin, but Javier Fernandez was their to tap in the rebound to tie the game for the Warriors. Both teams pushed for the game winner. Nyack almost took the lead with a minute left in the game when Vitor Cositorto found Schliesing who was denied by Tobin to force overtime.
The Tigers got off to a better start in overtime. After a corner Mohamed Elgayar sent a cross back across the box to find Georg Montag at the five yard box who fired the ball into the Warrior net to earn the Tigers the 2-1 victory.
Nyack will be back on Tuesday when they travel to local rivals Dominican College. Kick off is slated for 3:30pm.